Memories & Milestones
Crystal and Lauro Urbina of Rifle are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Tiara Andrea Urbina at 6:16 p.m. Feb. 15, 2010. Tiara weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 21 inches long at birth. Grandparents are Phyllis and Jerry Goure and Andrea Sauceda of Rifle. Big sister Kisha, 18 months, is very proud and very helpful to lil sis.
Private First Class Gregory S. Mills, son of Scott and Marisa Mills, recently graduated from boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego. Pfc. Mills successfully completed 13 weeks of training designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally.Pfc. Mills and his fellow recruits began their training each day at 5 a.m. by running three miles and performing calisthenics. In addition to the physical conditioning program, Pfc. Mills spent numerous hours in classroom and field assignments, which included learning first aid, uniform regulations, combat water survival, rifle marksmanship, hand-to-hand combat and assorted weapons training. They performed close order drill and operated as a small infantry unit during field training. Pfc. Mills also received instructions on the Marine Corps’ core values – honor, courage and commitment – and what the words mean in guiding personal and professional conduct. Pfc. Mills and fellow recruits ended the training phase with the Crucible, a 54-hour team effort and problem-solving evolution. After graduation from San Diego, he will be stationed at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., for five weeks of combat training. He will begin additional training at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., in aviation electronics. Greg Mills is a 2009 graduate of Glenwood Springs High School.
Five runners from the Roaring Fork Women’s Triathlon Team ran the 26.2 With Donna National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer in Jacksonville, Fla., on Feb. 21. The race is the only half/full marathon in the country dedicated to breast cancer research. The organizers are First Coast News anchorwoman Donna Deegan, a three-time breast cancer survivor, and Jeff Galloway, author, coach and Olympic runner. More than 9,000 men and women participated in the third year of the race. Caryn Hettler (New Castle), Liane Anderson (New Castle), Heidi Halladay (Rifle), Carol McCurry (Carbondale) and Nancy Reinisch (Glenwood Springs) represented the Roaring Fork Valley as Team Supergirls, as both cancer survivors (Anderson, Halladay, Reinisch) and caregivers (Hettler and McCurry). They ran as Team Supergirls, complete with capes, blinking hats, and skirts sponsored by Boulder-based company SkirtSports. They brought lots of smiles to the spectators and to each other as they flew through the sunny half marathon course.
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